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Jeffrey Rutter, PsyD

Dr. Rutter is Director of Boyd Student Health Services.  A Tennessee native, his career has spanned two continents and a variety of academic and clinical settings, including three colleges and three military installations.  Dr. Rutter received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University.  His interests include lifelong learning, motorcycling, spending time with his wife and two teenage sons, and keeping up with his oldest daughter who attends college in Australia.


Lance Sherley, DO

Dr. Sherley is our sponsoring physician. He is Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Sherley attended the University of Memphis (undergraduate), University of North Texas Science Center in Ft. Worth, TX (medical school) and did his residency in Dallas, TX. He came to APSU in Fall of 2000. He is married and has three children.

Dan Miller, MD, FAAFP

Dan Miller, MD, FAAFP 

Dr. Miller is Board Certified in Family Practice and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Miller attended the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine.  He did his residency at Dewitt Army Community Hospital. Dr. Miller's interests include reading, biking, running and stained glass.


Jill deGraauw, FNP

Jill received her Bachelor of Nursing from Austin Peay and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University.  Her clinical interests include minor procedures and mental health issues.  Jill is married and is the mother of two children. She enjoys camping, wildlife watching and is very active with her church and their youth group.  Jill recently returned from a mission trip to Guatemala, where she helped paint a school and install water filters in twenty homes.


Kristy Reed, DNP, APN, FNP-C, CNM, WHNP

Kristy serves as Assistant Director/Family Nurse Practitioner at APSU Boyd Health Services.  She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and also maintains certification as a Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Kristy completed her BSN at Austin Peay State University and MSN at Frontier Nursing University.  She completed a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Frontier Nursing University. Her clinical interests include depression, reproductive health, and health promotion.  She is a military spouse and mother of 3 children.  She enjoys trout fishing, riding horses, reading, and exercise.


Joanne Gordon, LPN

Joanne is originally from Roanoke, Virginia.  She graduated from Roanoke Memorial School of Nursing and attended Dabney Lancaster College.  She is married and has three daughters and three granddaughters.  She loves to travel, especially to the Smokies, reading, card games and crafting.


Annette Marks, DPh

Annette graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy. She has also worked with Warren's Apothecary for 44 years and is now working at Town and Country Pharmacy. She has been married for 44 years.


Donna Lucas, Technical Clerk

Donna started at APSU as a student in 1996. She became our part-time secretary in Fall of 2000. She is originally from Trinidad, West Indies. She obtained her degree in Health Care Management in the Spring of 2002. She is married and has two children.


Leslie Nelson, Medical Program Facilitator

Leslie has been at APSU since 1986. She has a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida.  She has been married for 25 years and has two children.  Her interests include fishing and gardening.


Tracey Ross,  Certified Medical Assistant

Tracey received her certification as a medical assistant from Fortis College in Montgomery, Alabama.  She has been married for 20 years and has two children.  Tracey is originally from Dover, Tennessee, and after being away for many years as a military spouse, is happy to be back living in the area and working at APSU Health Services.  Her interest include traveling, reading, and dancing.